Historical Markers:

For more history about
Pyramid Lake
CLICK HERE
for State Historical Marker 18

For more history about
Wadsworth
CLICK HERE

for State Historical Marker 68

For more history about the
Pyramid Lake War
CLICK HERE

for State Historical Marker 18

 

RALPH BURNS RECEIVES
NEVADA HERITAGE AWARD!
CLICK HERE to read the
full story or CLICK HERE to
download a .pdf of the story.

 

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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center

Visitors of Pyramid Lake can learn more about its fascinating history and its native inhabitants, the Paiute Indian tribe, at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center.Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center Photo 2

Exhibits at the multi-purpose museum describe the tribe’s history and culture and offer insight into why the Paiute people hold the lake and its surrounding landscape so sacred. Other displays at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center focus on Pyramid Lake’s natural history and the many creatures that make the lake their home. These include the ancient Cui-ui fish and the world-famous Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, which draws anglers the world over. The lake also features a breeding ground for one of the largest colonies of American White Pelicans, which is certified as a National Wildlife Refuge.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center provides visitors with information about Pyramid Lake recreation policies, and visitors can purchase camping, boating and fishing permits and daily use permits at the center. Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center has displays on tribal history and culture and information on issues and events important to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. All visitors are welcome to Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center!

The Pyramid Lake War of 1860

The Pyramid Lake War of 1860 was the single greatest confrontation between American Indians and whites in Nevada's history. 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the Pyramid Lake War, for more information please visit http://www.onlinenevada.org/pyramid_lake_war.

The Great Stone Mother

The Great Stone Mothera is a remarkable tufa rock formation that resembles a hooded Indian woman seated with an open basket lying next to her. To read the story of the Stone Mother, please visit http://www.plpt.nsn.us/story.html or listen to the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPK7TbcUsEM

 


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
 

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center contact information:

Shannon Mandell
Museum Director
709 State Street
P. O. Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424
Phone: (775) 574-1088
Fax: (775) 574-1090
Email: Museum Information
    

 



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